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Birthright Citizenship: A Historic American Right In Danger
Originally Posted: 05/06/2015 - 1:34pm | Type: Blog

A move away from birthright citizenship goes against the democratic ethos and traditions of the US and presents serious constitutional and policy problems. Historically, the Unit ...

Borders Have Been Crossed
Originally Posted: 05/04/2015 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

10:9-16 ). Through this series of visions and the prompting of the Spirit, Peter is led to pay a visit ...

Court Hears Arguments on Texas v. United States Injunction
Originally Posted: 04/23/2015 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

A ruling is expected to be released within a few weeks but could come as early as this week. Hundreds of immigrants and advocates from across the country  gathered  in New Orlea ...

The 3 Bad Bills of March: Congressional Immigration Update
Originally Posted: 04/01/2015 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

Although the legislative status varies for each piece, it is imperative for the public to be aware of the immigration reform policies being considered and how they impact our communities. ...

Yearning to Breathe Free
Originally Posted: 04/08/2015 - 1:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

David C. Cramer Churches on the U.S.-Mexico border are making a statement about immigration--by working together to meet humanitarian ne ...

What Now? Faith Community Seeks Next Steps After Pastor's Deportation
Originally Posted: 03/31/2015 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

For the last several weeks, members of Central Plains Mennonite Conference (Max’s regional network of churches), Mennonite Church USA (his national denomination), and others from across the country signed peti ...

Ted Cruz’s pitch to evangelicals has a hole in it
Originally Posted: 03/25/2015 - 11:03am | Type: Press

March 24, 2015 Sojo in the News Greg Sargent ...

Jim Wallis on welcoming the stranger
Originally Posted: 03/25/2015 - 10:59am | Type: Press

March 24, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

New Poll: Evangelical Support for Immigration Reform Remains Robust
Originally Posted: 03/12/2015 - 2:45pm | Type: Press

March 11, 2015 Press Releases Support for broad immigration reform fr ...

Boehner Should Learn from Lincoln on Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/10/2015 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

We need Speaker Boehner and his colleagues to put American interests before political posturing and to enact immigration policy that matches the economic and national security realities of the 21st century. ...

Jim Wallis: 'Race is at the heart' of immigration roadblock
Originally Posted: 02/24/2015 - 4:26pm | Type: Press

February 24, 2015 Sojo in the News Maria Teresa Kumar ...

Could immigration reform be the issue that 'transcends' politics?
Originally Posted: 02/24/2015 - 4:23pm | Type: Press

February 24, 2015 Sojo in the News Maria Teresa Kumar ...

Ruling on 26-State Immigration Lawsuit: 3 Things You Need to Know
Originally Posted: 02/19/2015 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

Texas v. United States is adding fuel to a much larger anti-immigrant political game. On Monday night, a Texas court  temporarily halted  the implementation of Obama’s Executive ...

Homeland Security Funding the Latest GOP Bargaining Chip in Immigration Debate
Originally Posted: 02/10/2015 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

The GOP majority in Congress is attempting to oppose executive action by threatening to defund the Department of Homeland Security. In November, President Obama issued an execut ...

Shadows
Originally Posted: 02/10/2015 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

In my classroom, there is a little boy from Honduras. He speaks Spanish — that is the language of his heart — but he is learning English and tries with all his heart to learn new words and strange phrases that ...

For the Love of ‘Paddington:’ A Movie Review
Originally Posted: 01/30/2015 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

Paddington asks us to consider if our fears are legitimate or whether we are frightened of a cuddly bear who will open our shut-up hearts and change our lives for the better. We may never know which it is. But ...

Catholic Leaders to House Abortion Foes: Immigration Reform Is Also ‘Pro-Life’
Originally Posted: 01/21/2015 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

More than 100 Roman Catholic leaders are using this week’s annual march against legal abortion to press anti-abortion House members to pass immigration reform, saying they should see it as another “pro-life” i ...

Operation Railroad
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 1:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sue Lefebvre Mass prosecution of immigrants undercuts efforts against border violence.  IN OCTOBER 2013, an a ...

Number of states challenging Obama on immigration grows to 24
Originally Posted: 12/11/2014 - 11:43am | Type: Press

December 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Kevin Baxter ...

Evangelical opinion split on Obama's immigration reforms
Originally Posted: 11/24/2014 - 2:58pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Woods ...

Putting People Before Politics
Originally Posted: 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Immigration Groups Have Won The Battle; Now Comes The War
Originally Posted: 11/24/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Sam Stein ...

Evangelicals Split Over Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
Originally Posted: 11/24/2014 - 2:48pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Leonardo Blair ...

Obama's Executive Action Isn't Outrageous. It's How Immigration Reform Gets Done.
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 4:30pm | Type: Press

November 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Fawn Johnson ...

Becoming a Better America
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

Obama is not offering people citizenship, but his address reflected on the meaning of community belonging. “These people” often act like citizens, he seemed to be saying, because they “came to work, and study, ...

Evangelicals a Mixed Bag on Obama’s Immigration Move
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

While Republican leaders blast President Obama for taking executive action on immigration reform, some prominent evangelical leaders are welcoming the president’s plans to keep about 5 million undocumented imm ...

President Obama's Remarks on Immigration Action
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 9:49pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: Thursday evening, President Barack Obama announced he is taking action to reform pieces of our broken immigration system. See Sojourners President Jim Wallis' recap here. Below are Pre ...

Putting People Before Politics
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 9:08pm | Type: Blog

For us, the 1,000+ deportations per day means the breakup of families we have come to know and love in our own congregations and communities. Their families are now our families; their kids are our kids. For u ...

White House Announcement on Executive Action on Immigration Tonight
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday, President Obama released a short video providing more information on a much-anticipated executive action announcement on immigration policy. While the details remain unclear on how many of the 11 mi ...

Faith and Civil Rights Leaders Appeal to President Obama and Congress to Act Now on Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/11/2015 - 3:27pm | Type: Press

Congress to deliver commonsense immigration reform legislation.   Signed by 16 leaders, the letter ...

Catholic Bishops Call for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

“We are not guided by the latest headlines but by the human tragedies that we see every day in our parishes and programs, where families are torn apart by enforcement actions especially,” said Seattle Auxiliar ...

Treat Them As One of Your Own
Originally Posted: 11/11/2014 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Our immigration system is broken. It is hard for anyone to say otherwise. But I think our values are broken too. Think about this: why would anyone travel thousands of miles on a ...

#LoveMakesAWay: Jarrod McKenna On Australia's New Freedom Movement
Originally Posted: 11/11/2014 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

One of the main minds behind Love Makes A Way is Perth-based radical Christian leader Jarrod McKenna. With his blond dreadlocks, casual vibe, and jokes about how Christians are “daggy,” he’s hardly the sanctim ...

'Are You the People That Help Immigrants?'
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

Many denominations and individual churches — like The Bridge — are taking action to ensure their members don’t miss out on welcoming and serving immigrants, who in turn will help U.S. churches embody and refle ...

Evangelicals Call for Fair Immigration Reform Plan, While Obama and Top GOP Leaders Clash Over Executive Action
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

November 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

Declaring Sanctuary
Originally Posted: 11/06/2014 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

As we approach Rosa’s 90th day in sanctuary, its time to replace the nearly burned down candle, but the light of radical Christian hospitality continues to not only burn bright, but spread throughout the natio ...

The Dream of the 90s Is Not Quite Alive in Portland
Originally Posted: 11/06/2014 - 3:11pm | Type: Blog

I’ve been here more than a year now, planting a church and beginning to work with neighborhood partners, and have come to realize that the dream for truly “progressive” values — like immigration reform and bri ...

The Movement to Keep Families Together
Originally Posted: 10/31/2014 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

On Sept. 25 Francisco Córdoba entered into Sanctuary at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church in Tucson, Ariz., after the threat of deportation had been looming over his family's life for e ...

It's Food Day: Here's What You Need to Know
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 8:59am | Type: Blog

It is incredibly apt that this year’s Food Day is dedicated to farmworkers, who occupy the invisible base of our nation’s food system. There is an ancient Sanskrit mantra — Anna ...

Evangelicals Boost Clinics to Help Immigrants Navigate Legal Headaches
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

An alliance of evangelical organizations has pledged to dramatically increase the number of church-based legal clinics across the country to assist immigrants with the complicated processes of seeking green cards, visas and family unification. The ...

Reviving the Sanctuary Movement
Originally Posted: 10/16/2014 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

Currently, the Sanctuary Movement allows members of congregations who are facing deportation to reside within the sacred space of a church, synagogue, or mosque in order to avoid immediate deportation from the ...

Welcoming the Stranger (Even If It’s Against the Law)
Originally Posted: 10/03/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

Philadelphia faith leaders announced that they will welcome immigrant families even if it is against the law. They are building a movement of "sanctuary congregations" and have dreams that the U.S. w ...

'To Define Is to Limit'
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

We are not criminals. We have done what we had to do, what any human would do, to seek a violence-free life, to keep our families together, or, like me, to pursue an education. I am one of 11 million, and each ...

Immigration Reform a 'Moral Test'
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 2:37pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Morning Joe ...

Addressing Immigration as a Moral Issue
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

June 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Melissa Harris-Perry ...

Eric Cantor Loss Kills Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 2:03pm | Type: Press

June 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Joe Biden: No 'Red Card' on Immigration
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 1:34pm | Type: Press

June 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Obama's Immigration Strategy Complicated by Border Influx
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 1:29pm | Type: Press

June 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Lerer ...

Evangelical Ads Changed Attitudes on Immigration, Study Finds
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 1:25pm | Type: Press

September 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

In McAllen, Texas, Faith Groups Responded, while Washington Dithered (Commentary)
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 11:12am | Type: Press

September 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Linda Garrett ...